Pak Khlong Talat - photo by Chris Wotton

Pak Khlong Talat: Bangkok’s iconic 24-hour flower market

Ask a visitor to Bangkok which markets they have visited and, aside from the most well-known night markets and ready-to-eat food markets, the famous 24-hour Pak Khlong Talat flower market might just be the answer you hear most. This is a market with a rich history and a flourishing reputation – but chances are you […]

Teens of Thailand in Bangkok, Thailand - photo by Teens of Thailand

Bangkok’s best unique bars

Bangkok has a notorious reputation as somewhere to party hard – the city didn’t get its place in films like The Hangover for nothing. But beyond the brash and blaring sights of its infamous go-go bars, and its impressively lavish rooftop bars with views of the city’s skyline, the Thai capital also boasts a collection […]

Talad Neon night market in Bangkok, Thailand - photo by Chris Wotton

Talad Neon: Bangkok’s new downtown night market

One of the newest night markets in Bangkok, Talad Neon occupies a more central location than most recent openings, close to shopping in the downtown Pratunam area (it’s the brainchild of the owners of the popular Platinum Fashion Mall) and convenient for those staying around Siam and Sukhumvit. Part of the concept at Talad Neon, […]

Songkran new year water festival in Thailand - photo by John Shedrick

Songkran 2017: What to expect and how to celebrate in Bangkok

There are three consecutive public holidays over the Songkran festival, which in 2017 fall on Thursday 13, Friday 14 and Saturday 15 April. Each of these days has particular significance in the traditional Thai new year celebrations, though across the country – and certainly in Bangkok – you’ll see water-based frolics and celebrations throughout this period. Make the […]

Thai snacks - photo by Davidlohr Bueso

Our favourite Thai snacks

Thais are well known for constantly grazing throughout the day, rather than settling for three square meals as in many other cultures, especially in the west. As well as more substantial dishes, delicious snacks play a considerable part in the Thai diet – and these are some of our favourites. Kanom krok Hawked at markets […]

Suvarnabhumi international airport in Bangkok, Thailand - photo by Jithesh

How to fill a daytime transit in Bangkok

Long stopovers can be the bane of travellers – hours spent in unknown airports can seem to stretch on and on. But if you have a transit in Bangkok, whether en route to another country or a destination elsewhere in Thailand, fret not: there’s plenty you can do to make your stay more enjoyable, with […]

Bangkok skyline by night - photo by Nik Cyclist

What to do in the wee hours in Bangkok

Bangkok might be known as a capital that never sleeps – where a million and one different things are always happening in various corners of the city – but increasingly tight enforcement by authorities over recent years can make it seem like Bangkokians are going to bed earlier and earlier. There’s still plenty to see […]

Chinese New Year in Yaowarat, Bangkok, Thailand - photo by Aleksandr Zykof

Celebrating Chinese New Year in Bangkok

Chinese New Year is just around the corner and, with a huge community of Chinese descent and one of the world’s largest and liveliest Chinatown neighbourhoods, it’s no real wonder that Bangkok comes alive for this annual celebration. Here’s what you need to know about celebrating Chinese New Year in Bangkok in 2017. In 2017, […]

Fruit vendor in Thailand - photo by lynhdan

Nine of our favourite Thai fruits

Sure, it might be Thailand’s show-stopping curries, stir-fries and salads that get most of the glory, but the county also has countless varieties of delicious, exotic and healthy fruits that we practically live for. Some are well known, others much less so – whether you enjoy them in a fruit salad, blend them into a […]